Faculty and Staff Resources

College of DuPage Veteran Services welcomes service members and their families. We support student veteran and faculty interactions through our Service to Scholar Program. You may have noticed enrollment growth in this special population over the past few years. This adult population may demonstrate higher levels of maturity and discipline compared to typical, first year students. Student veterans may experience difficulties in the academic environment as they transition from the military to civilian lifestyle. Like other adult students, they may be balancing family, work and school. Veterans and Military Personnel forever carry with them the added dimension of their service. College of DuPage welcomes service members and their families. We support their transition from service to scholar. Contact Veterans Student Services at veterans@cod.edu to learn how you can participate in our Service to Scholar Program.

The following resources are provided to support faculty and staff in their understanding of military culture as well as outline relevant policies and procedures impacting institutions of higher education.  This is not an all-inclusive list. To recommend content for this page contact the Veterans Student Services at veterans@cod.edu. The College of DuPage Library has provide a list of resources and scholar works. To request additional materials please contact the Library.

What should I do if a student requests to miss class due to military service?

Many students choose to serve while pursuing their post-secondary education. Students are responsible to keep their course instructors informed of all military-related absences. Each instructor posts in their course syllabus, their attendance and tardiness policy. Active Duty, Annual Training and Monthly Drill are possible reasons for veterans and military personnel to miss class. These obligations are required and not optional attendance for military personnel. Students are responsible to provide documentation of orders to Veterans Services. Upon request Veterans Services will verify orders of military service.

Who do I contact if I have a question?

Veterans Services, (630) 942-3814 or veterans@cod.edu

What are best practices for working with this population in the classroom?

The Illinois Department of Public Health has a great resource titled Support Student Veterans. This 30 minute training simulation can provide you with a base knowledge on how to help student veterans returning to the classroom. Above all, be compassionate. If you have questions please contact Veterans Services at (630) 942-2444.

How do I get involved with Veteran-centered events on campus?

To learn more about ongoing military community events contact Veterans Services at (630) 942-3814 or veterans@cod.edu


Contact Information

Veterans Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225, (630) 942-3814
Fax: (630) 942-4991

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Veterans Lounge
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3260

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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